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  1. CLASS OF 2017PRE-REGISTRATION PRESENTATION

  2. GRADUATIONREQUIREMENTS • 30 CREDITS NEEDED TO MEET SPECIFICATIONS OF THE SELECTED GRADUATION PLAN (Additional credits required if student is part of the Magnet program) • MEET NEW STANDARDS OF STAAR ASSESSMENTS

  3. DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM (DAP) • ENGLISH 4.0 ENG I,II,III,IV • MATH 4.0 ALG I, GEOM, ALG II, ADVANCED MATH • SCIENCE 4.O BIO, CHEM, PHYSICS , ADVANCED SCI • SOCIAL STUDIES 4.0 WLD GEO, WLD HIST, US HISTORY, GOVT.(1/2), ECONOMICS (1/2) • FOREIGN LANGUAGES 3.0 SPANISH I, II, III OR AP SPANISH LANGUAGE • FINE ARTS 1.0 ART, THEATRE ARTS, INST ENSEMBLE, OR CHOIR • TECHNOLOGY 1.0 • COMMUNICATION APP. 0.5 • HEALTH 0.5 • P.E. 1.0 PE, ATHELTICS, BAND, ROTC, CHEERLEADING, LARRIETTES • ELECTIVES 7.0 (NON-MAGNET) TO BE SELECTED FROM STATE APPROVED COURSES, PREFERABLY ARTICULATED COURSES THAT GRANT ADVANCED MEASURES • ELECTIVES 7.0 (MAGNET) Concepts Eng/Tech, AP Computer Science, Eng. Design, Practicum. In Manufacturing (2), Eng. Problem Solving, Princ. Of Architecture & Construction, Robotics, Architectural Design 4 ADVANCED MEASURES LEVEL III PERFORMANCE ON ALGEBRA II AND ENGLISH III STAAR ASSESSMENTS

  4. PRE-AP AND AP COURSES • PRE-AP FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE • *AP JUNIOR SENIOR * MAY BE GRANTED COLLEGE CREDIT IF STUDENT SCORES A 3, 4, OR 5 ON AN ADVANCED PLACEMENT(AP) EXAM. AN ADVANCED MEASURE IS ALSO AWARDED IF COMPLETED BEFORE SENIOR YEAR OFFERED IN ALL CORE AREAS: ENGLISH, MATH, SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES *REQUIRED FOR ALL MAGNET STUDENTS……ALSO IN SPANISH LANGUAGE, SPANISH LITERATURE, STATISTICS, AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, Numerical grades are now converted to a 4.0 grading scale. Students enrolled in Pre-AP and AP courses can earn a maximum of 4.5 points in each course if the AP exam is not attempted. Students who earn a 3,4, or 5 on an AP exam can earn a maximum of 5 points for that course.

  5. STAARwww.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar • 9TH GRADE English I Biology Algebra I W. Geography • 10TH GRADE English II Chemistry Geometry W. History • 11TH GRADE English III Algebra II Physics U.S. History Recommended High School Program requires Level II Performance in English III and Algebra II. DAP requires Level III Performance in English III and Algebra II.

  6. COMMUNITY SERVICERecommended for all students 250 hours required of all Magnet students • Request a letter from a supervisor containing the number of hours completed. • Ensure the document is signed and includes the name of the agency, its address and telephone number. • File your letters in a safe place for future accessibility. • Start a portfolio/resume

  7. NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS • City of Laredo Volunteer Center Diana Fullerton 795-2675 • Laredo Regional Food Bank 723-3725 • Bethany House 722-4152 • Animal Shelter 725-0899 • Area Health Education Center 712-0037 • Laredo Parks & Recreation 794-1760

  8. COLLEGE ADMISSIONS • Grades (GPA) • Rankings • Extra-Curricular Activities • Community Service • Letters of Recommendations • Admission Test (SAT and/or ACT)

  9. Automatic College Admission In accordance with Texas Education Code 51.803, a student is eligible for automatic admission to a public Texas college or university as an undergraduate student ifthe student meets all of the following criteria: • Earns a GPA in the top 10% of the student’s high school graduating class (top 8% for UT Austin) • Successfully completes Recommended or Distinguished Programs. • Satisfies ACT or SAT assessments required by the individual institutions. • Completes application process and meets appropriate deadlines for each individual institution.

  10. CLUB SPONSORS NINTH GRADE CAMPUS STUDENT COUNCIL Ms. Anna Aguiar B-25 FRESHMAN CLASS Ms. Marla Alfaro B-32 UIL ACADEMIC TEAM Ms. Michelle Lopez Main Campus ART CLUB Mrs. Elsa Martinez V1A ANIME CLUB Ms. Erika Espinoza B-5 JUNIOR LULAC Mrs. MyriamIdrogo Main Campus (473-5784) DIAMOND DOLLS Ms. Michelle Reyes Main Campus LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS Ms. Leticia Moncivais Library

  11. ON-LINE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS • www.collegeboard.org • www.act.org/path/parent • www.careeroverview.com • www.collegeispossible.org • www.ncaa.org • www.mappingyourfuture.org • www.collegefortexans.com • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org • www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar • www.uhs.unitedisd.org

  12. Contact Information United High School Ninth Grade Campus 473-2400 www.uhs.unitedisd.org Counselors Elda Rangel Carmen Castillo Joanna Garcia-Pena A-L M-Z Magnet 473-2406 473-2407 473-5626